Pantographs

 
  SaltyDog Station Staff

Hello Everyone.   I was hoping to pick the collective mind with regards to a suitable pantograph to use on a Sydney Suburban Parcels Van.  I understand Sommerfeldt make a range of Pantos as do Roco and Piko.   Bachmann also do one as a spare part for their E33 locomotive.   What I need is one that approximates the size and style of the NSWGR type.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Obviously the cheapest option is not always the best but I don't want to pay a fortune for the damn things!
Cheers
Salty

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  a6et Minister for Railways

Hello Everyone.   I was hoping to pick the collective mind with regards to a suitable pantograph to use on a Sydney Suburban Parcels Van.  I understand Sommerfeldt make a range of Pantos as do Roco and Piko.   Bachmann also do one as a spare part for their E33 locomotive.   What I need is one that approximates the size and style of the NSWGR type.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Obviously the cheapest option is not always the best but I don't want to pay a fortune for the damn things!
Cheers
Salty
SaltyDog
Ok, this may not be particularly helpful but I am hopeful that it might be.

The panto's on the parcel vans was pretty much identical to the older style as used on the 46cl and other suburban/ interurban stock at that time.  If you have or can get a pic of those older panto's even on a loco should do the trick.

I do have photo's of W set with those panto's but the whole file is floating around somewhere out in cyberspace.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

Thought I had seen them before. Auscision sell various style pantographs as spare parts.

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Spare%20Parts%20Page.htm

and scroll down.

Tony
  SaltyDog Station Staff

Thought I had seen them before. Auscision sell various style pantographs as spare parts.

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Spare%20Parts%20Page.htm

and scroll down.

Tony
brissim

Thank you to both a6et and Tony for your responses.   The Auscision ones are just the ticket.   Thanks again.
Cheers
Salty
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Question for those that might know...Can the Auscision pans be used to draw power from a live model overhead?
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

Hello Everyone.   I was hoping to pick the collective mind with regards to a suitable pantograph to use on a Sydney Suburban Parcels Van.
SaltyDog


easy .. bergs hobbies ..produced the parcel van and supply the spare parts like the pantograph..
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

Question for those that might know...Can the Auscision pans be used to draw power from a live model overhead?
KRviator
I have some models with pantographs from Auscision and from memory the pantos are all metal except maybe the base so it might be possible to use them to actually pick up power if they cannot already do it.
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Question for those that might know...Can the Auscision pans be used to draw power from a live model overhead?
KRviator

Yes, they already can. They are wired internally and there's a small switch inside the loco to select wheel or pan pickup.

Paul
  a6et Minister for Railways

Question for those that might know...Can the Auscision pans be used to draw power from a live model overhead?
I have some models with pantographs from Auscision and from memory the pantos are all metal except maybe the base so it might be possible to use them to actually pick up power if they cannot already do it.
DJPeters
That being the case the likely way of doing it would be to use the O/head and panto for one current and the wheels for the other current, with one track having power connections.
  apw5910 Chief Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
You can either have overhead catenary that is to scale, or that which can supply current...
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

Question for those that might know...Can the Auscision pans be used to draw power from a live model overhead?
I have some models with pantographs from Auscision and from memory the pantos are all metal except maybe the base so it might be possible to use them to actually pick up power if they cannot already do it.
That being the case the likely way of doing it would be to use the O/head and panto for one current and the wheels for the other current, with one track having power connections.
a6et
That is the normal method of doing it using the overhead.

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